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NEW!

PIANO PIECES FOR THE HOME

New 2013 editions of
Dunhill's popular piano
pieces, for all abilities.

pdf's - at easy prices -
to download and print out.

(including cover pages &
biographical info).



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Music – and more – for sale

Thomas F. Dunhill – Piano Works For The Home – new edition for 2013

Dunhill’s piano pieces, designed for students and for those who like to play at home, are highly rewarding. They contain a great variety of melodic interest and emotional content, and they embrace many different styles. They are beautifully constructed miniatures, and use the most economic means to produce the greatest effect.

Here are a selection of pieces, originally published, mostly during the 1920s and 30s, in albums of around 5-6 pieces, each loosely based around the title theme.  The name of each album is indicated with each piece – in some cases these may still be available on request from music publishers.

Most of these pieces are aimed at beginners and those of moderate ability. Each has a serial number – of which the last digit indicates the level of skill expected of the player. 1 is the easiest, and 5 the most challenging. Each pdf consists of two printed pages of music, except where more are indicated.

Each pdf consists of a cover, back cover and pages of music. The purchaser can therefore assemble the printed copies into a useful paper version if required.

If you would prefer to purchase a printed copy of any of these pieces, please contact me via this website, to discuss price including postage.

Thank you for your interest in these works -  please recommend them to others!

 

All of the following are available to buy, using Paypal. Please e-mail this site

if you have any particular requests, or are experiencing any problems in using this site.

 

Elementary Standard – level 1

Miniature Humoresque TFD020-13-1
(published, as a single piece,1927)
Price(GBP): £0.79

Minuet Poudre TFD008-13-1
(from Merry Hearts Book of Tunes, 1937)
Price(GBP): £0.79

On the Scooter + Rustic Dance TFD007-13-1
(On the Scooter from Merry Hearts Book of Tunes, 1937; Rustic Dance was published in the magazine Music & Youth, 1922)
Price(GBP): £0.79

A Hymn at Bedtime TFD009-13-1
(from Merry Hearts Book of Tunes, 1937)
Price(GBP): £0.79

On a Cold and Frosty Morning TFD017-13-2
(from Country Life, 1931)
Price(GBP): £0.79

A Celtic Song TFD002-13-1
(original publisher unknown)
Price(GBP): £0.79

The Irish Boy TFD027-13-1
(from The Eyes of Youth, 1921)
Price(GBP): £0.79

The Roast Beef of Old England TFD006-13-2
(from English Folk-Song Pieces, 1925). The album contained 12 arrangements by Dunhill.
Price(GBP): £0.79

Piping Down the Valleys Wild TFD011-13-1
(from Out-of-Doors, 1927)
Price(GBP): £0.79

Dance of the Shepherdesses TFD026-13-1
(published, as a single piece, 1937). This piece has a melodic phrase reminiscent of Yesterday by The Beatles – could they be related?!
Price(GBP): £0.79

A Sea Song TFD022-13-1
(from A Garden of Melodies, Opus 31, 1910)
Price(GBP): £0.79

A Song in the Morning TFD004-13-1
(original publisher unknown)
Price(GBP): £0.79

At Sundown TFD019-13-1
(from In Varying Moods, volume II, 1933).
Price(GBP): £0.79

A Legend of the Sea TFD010-13-1
(from Out-of-Doors, 1927)
Price(GBP): £0.79

A Plantation Ditty TFD012-13-1
(from Out-of-Doors, 1927)
Price(GBP): £0.79

 

Easy pieces – level 2

The China Shepherdess TFD028-13-2
(from Once Upon a Time, 1930) The album was dedicated to his daughter, Barbara, then 9 years old.
Price(GBP): £0.79

The Babbling Brook TFD014-13-2
(from Woodland Pictures, 1934)
Price(GBP): £0.79

Wood Pigeons, Catkins TFD016-13-2
(from Woodland Pictures, 1934)
Price(GBP): £0.79

Fishing in the Stream TFD013-13-2
(from Country Life, 1931)
Price(GBP): £0.79

The Bosun’s Song TFD024-13-2
(from The Eyes of Youth, 1921)
Price(GBP): £0.79

Harvester’s Dance TFD021-13-2
(from In the Country’s Heart, 1931)
Price(GBP): £0.79

Hugh You Are Too Marvellous TFD005-13-2
(from Tantivy Towers – 6 easy pieces). Tantivy Towers is a light opera, co-written with A.P.Herbert, successfully staged in London in 1931.
Price(GBP): £0.79

A Morning Song TFD023-13-2
(from A Garden of Melodies, 1910 – Opus 31). Dunhill’s first album of easy piano pieces, this was dedicated to Fedora St Ledger, whom he had met as a small girl of 5 in New Zealand while examining. She was apparently already an accomplished player!
Price(GBP): £0.79

Daisy Chains TFD025-13-2
(published as a single piece, 1932)
Price(GBP): £0.79

 

Around ABRSM Grade 5 level

In the Green Woodlands TFD003-13-4
(published, as a single piece, 1917) – 4 pages of music.
Price(GBP): £1.49

 

Advanced level

‘Birthday Piece, no. 2’.  TFD031-13-5
Written in 1944, this is published for the first time in 1913. Dunhill wrote this as a birthday gift for his wife.
Price(GBP): £3.99

 

All of the following are available to buy, using Paypal. Please e-mail this site

if you have any particular requests, or are experiencing any problems in using this site.

 

CDs

Thomas F. Dunhill: Chamber music – Quintet in F minor (Opus 6), Phantasy (Opus 36), Quintet in E flat (Opus 3), recorded by Endymion ensemble for Dutton Epoch.

CD01

Price(GBP): £12.00

(inc UK shipping)

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Thomas F. Dunhill: Symphony in A Minor – recorded by The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Martin Yates for Dutton Epoch, 2007. (on the same CD: Richard Arnell – Lord Byron: Symphonic Portrait)

CD02

Price(GBP): £12.00

(inc UK shipping)

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Catalogue

Piano Music from the 1930s, by Thomas Dunhill (1877 – 1946). Catalogue 8pp printed with b/w illustrations, containing concert programme at Winkleigh Village Hall, Devon on 17th March 2012: summary of pieces played: First Year Pieces, In the Country’s Heart, Five Lyrical Pieces (for Violin and Piano), Four Hand Fancies, Pas Seul (Air de Ballet), The Curiosity Shop, Gallimaufry; short biography by Paul Vincent; list of known compositions with Opus nos; list of 34 friends, colleagues and family connections and their role in Dunhill’s life; list of available CD recordings. Cover illustration (reproduced from sheet music) by Thomas Pitfield.

CAT01

Price(GBP): £7.00

(inc UK shipping)

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Sheet Music (original publications, second hand)

Pas Seul (Air de Ballet) – for piano

Original publication from 1936, dedicated to Dunhill’s 15-year-old daughter, Barbara. Around 4 minutes to play, suitable for Grade 7/8 ability. Published by Ricordi with blue card cover.

SM01

Price(GBP): £12.00

(incl UK shipping)

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Books (second-hand, original)

Thomas F Dunhill: Sir Edward Elgar, publ.Blackie & Son, 1938. hb. 204pp.

TFD writes: “… it is possible that a general practitioner may have peculiar opportunities for forming judgments upon the work of a specialist, and that these judgments may contribute something to an ultimate valuation, which can only be formulated by slow degrees. In the hope that this may be so, I have attempted the difficult task of preparing a critical study of the most outstanding figure in our English musical life of recent years”. The book also includes accounts of TFD’s meetings with Elgar.

BK01

Price(GBP): £14.00

(includes UK shipping)

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Thomas F Dunhill: Chamber Music, A Treatise for Students, publ. Macmillan & Co/Stainer & Bell – The Musicians Library, 1925 (reprinted from first edition in 1913), hb. 301pp.

TFD writes: “It is the author’s chief aim to provide for the student who essays to embark upon the composition of Chamber Music a handbook which may be useful in the same way that a primer or treatise on instrumentation may be helpful to a beginner desiring to compose orchestral music.”

BK02

Price(GBP): £16.00

(includes UK shipping)